FOUR SEASONS LODGE
Film followed by a reception
US, 2008, video, documentary
Director: Andrew Jacobs
This inspiring and startlingly funny documentary follows a group of Holocaust survivors during what might be their final summer together at a bungalow colony in the Catskill mountains. Directed by New York Times journalist Andrew Jacobs, with beautiful cinematography by a team of filmmakers including Albert Maysles,(Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens). The verite film explores the power of friendship and the drive to find joy despite painful memories. It is a counterintuitive Holocaust documentary: a fusion of ribald humor, stories of unimaginable loss, the last of the Borscht Belt crooners, and a family made entirely of friends and lovers. The characters dance, flirt and fight as the fate of their community hangs in the balance.
"This is our revenge on Hitler. To live this long, this well, is a victory."
- Fran Lask, 82, a survivor of Bergen-Belsen
THIS IS OUR ANNUAL "FRIEND-RAISER" FOR WJFF SUPPORTERS!
Donors of $36 or more to the 19th Washington Jewish Film Festival (2008) will be receiving a special invitation for two complimentary tickets to this film as our special “friend-raiser” thank you for your support. Please watch your mail and e-mail for this information.
Online ticketing is closed. Tickets are available and can be bought at the door starting at 7:00 pm.